Former Trump campaign aide and senior policy adviser Carter Page will be serving as a senior adviser on the transition team, The Hill has learned.
Page, who was fired from the Trump campaign on Jan. 6 after the Washington Post revealed that he had misled top campaign officials on the extent of his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign, will serve as the transition chief for the administration, according to sources familiar with the matter.
The sources said Page’s name was not in the official roster for the transition.
Page has not yet been formally confirmed to serve as a member of the Trump administration.
Page is a former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump, who served as the campaign’s director of strategic communications and was a senior advisor to former President Barack Obama.
Page also served as a top foreign policy advisor to President Trump during the campaign.
Page’s hiring comes at a time of growing pressure on Trump to provide more clarity on the Russia probe.
Former FBI Director James Comey has been accused of misusing his authority to publicly discredit Trump and has been publicly sparring with Trump’s legal team.
Page was a member a special counsel, which investigates allegations of potential crimes by a White House official.
Page will also be involved in a variety of policy areas, including cybersecurity, education, energy, manufacturing, health care, and transportation, sources said.
Page began working at the Trump transition team in the summer of 2017, according the sources.
He has been a frequent adviser to the president, who has called Page a “fine person.”
He is a native of the U.S. and is a graduate of the University of Virginia.